Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

The United Kingdom, Norway, Poland and Japan challenge Syria’s assessment that their recommendations are already implemented


Monday 17 October 2011

On Tuesday 11 October, the United Kingdom, Norway, Poland and Japan took the floor during the adoption of Syria’s Working Group Report to contest the delegation’s decision to consider their recommendations as already implemented.

In the Report of Working Group of Syria’s review, recommendations are clustered into six categories: those which enjoy the support of the delegation, those which are already implemented, those which are in the process of implementation, those to which the delegation will respond at the 19th Human Rights Council session in March 2012, those which do not enjoy its support and those which do not enjoy its support because they are “based on incorrect assumption or premises”.

The second category of recommendations already implemented, paragraph 109, contains 27 recommendations. 10 of them were made by the United Kingdom, Norway, Poland and Japan on issues of humanitarian workers, detention conditions, freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of association and peaceful assembly.

Earlier during the adoption, the troika announced that recommendation 109.6 by Poland calling on to put an end to all human rights violations was moved from paragraph 109 to 110 which clusters recommendations in the process of implementation.